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Safe haven

I spent most of the long weekend over here deep in editing mode. I did catch some of the Jubilee celebrations, on TV though not in person. As usual for bank holidays the British weather turned on us and it’s been pretty miserable but perfect writing conditions. While I was absent from wp, I received two blogging awards!

I received the Lovely Blog Award from Rachel at Lost on Planet China

and the Reader Appreciation Award from The Other Watson


I’m bowled over by the support I get from my fellow bloggers! You guys always pick me up whenever I’m feeling uncertain. As I typed The End on my story, I was filled with happiness, excitement, relief and a big bag of nerves because it means my story will soon be sent out into the big bad world and that is scary with a capital S! So I’m relieved I have this safe and warm place online to retreat to.

My other safe havens when things get scary:

  • Curling up to watch one of the TV shows I’ve watched millions of times. The ones that make me all warm and fuzzy are Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls and the one that always brings a smile to my face – 3o Rock.
  • Opening up a book I can get lost in. I’m currently reading the final instalment of the Wings Series by Aprilynne Pike. Hoping for a happy ending!
  • Chocolate. Enough said.
  • Listening to some of my favourite music. Kelly Clarkson is playing as I type this.
  • Making a change I can control and isn’t in the fates of others. I think I might dye my hair again. My current colour is going a bit ginger, I think I might have to go back to dark brown.

But right now, I shall catch up on my favourite blogs as that always makes me feel better!

What are your safe havens?




24 thoughts on “Safe haven”

  1. Congratulations on finishing your story! I’m sure it’s amazing :]
    My havens are a lot similar to yours: Watching all the Harry Potter movies in a marathon with piles of junk food, licorice, reading my favorite blogs {this one} and taking a hot bath usually makes me feel a lot better about anything. Licorice and Harry Potter can fix 99% of lifes problems I think!

  2. Well done on your awards. Yours was one of the first Blogs I visited and I always enjoy coming back. Also very best of luck with the manuscript. Finishing it is an achievment . Keeping my fingers crossed for you

  3. I’ve started re-watching random episodes of Doctor Who to cheer me up. Also I’m currently re-reading Harry Potter. I also enjoy going on Tumblr and WordPress and looking at some of my favorite blogs. And congrats on the awards, you deserve them. You were the first person I followed on WordPress other than my in real life friend who at the time had a blog and your posts always make me happy! šŸ™‚

  4. When I first got to China and I was missing home, I was doing a lot of re-watching (Gilmore Girls!) and re-reading (Harry Potter!) just to experience a little piece of home. I also like watching musicals…anything with some tap dancing will do. Like Singing in the Rain! šŸ˜€

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